hypergolic

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hypergolic

[¦hī·pər¦gäl·ik]
(chemistry)
Capable of igniting spontaneously upon contact.
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The left-hand Orbiter Maneuvering System (OMS) pod that was removed from Atlantis was moved to the Hypergol Maintenance Facility on Monday.
It will be moved to the Hypergol Maintenance Facility early next week.
His award citation stated that Slate "has steadfastly supported the Defense Energy Support Center missile fuels mission with fast and positive approval of requests to use Space Command's unique Defense Department capabilities to store and issue hypergol products in support of our nation's space program.